SSB Recruitment 2020: Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) conducts recruitment of eligible Indian candidates for various posts. Being a specialised wing of the CRPF, the SSB is under the direct governance of the Ministry of Home Affairs. SSB offers lucrative opportunity to eligible Indians to serve in the Indian Defense Forces. The recruitment updates of SSB are published from time to time through the official website i.e. ssb.nic.in. Read this article to get the latest updates of all ongoing and upcoming recruitment programs of the SSB in 2020.
Latest: Online applications are ongoing for the post of Assistant Commandant (Communication)
SSB Recruitment 2020
Sashastra Seema Bal is delegated the responsibility of the national security and peacekeeping in international borders of India. SSB was mandated with the responsibility to safeguard the Indo-Nepal border on June 19, 2001 and Indo-Bhutan border on March 12, 2004. Recruitment of personnel to fill up important vacancies is an important activity of the SSB to undertake its responsibilities efficiently. Check out all the ongoing and upcoming recruitments of the SSB in this article.
- SSB Recruitment 2020 – Assistant Commandant Communication
Recruitment process of SSB 2020
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) conducts recruitment into different posts through different conducting bodies. The three main conducting bodies of SSB recruitment are given as follows.
Union Public Service Commision (UPSC)
The UPSC conducts the recruitment program for the post of Assistant Commandant in the SSB. Assistant Commandants are recruited directly. The UPSC releases such notification for recruitment, conducts various examinations and other activities for such recruitment of Assistant Commandants.
Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts recruitment for the posts of SIS/ GD (DE) and Constables (GD) in the SSB.
Seema Sashastra Bal (SSB)
The recruitment wing of the SSB conducts various recruitment programs throughout the year for posts in the SSB. SSB recruitment through the recruitment website i.e. ssbrectt.gov.in is conducted for posts such as Asstt Comdt., SI, Asstt SI, Head Constable and Constable in various divisions of the SSB.
Application process of SSB Recruitment 2020
Applications for various posts of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) can be made through the recruitment website of the SSB. Notifications for recruitment of eligible candidates are released periodically at the official website i.e. ssb.nic.in or generally through the recruitment website i.e. ssbrectt.gov.in. Applications can be made through the recruitment website of the SSB.
- For online applications, the application link is activated at the portal as per schedule.
- For offline application, SSB releases the prescribed application proforma on the portal
Selection process of SSB Recruitment 2020
Selection of candidates for different posts of the SSB is often a multi stage process. It includes written examination and rigorous physical and medical evaluation tests. The different methods of selection adopted by the SSB for recruitment of candidates are as follows.
Applicants for recruitment are shortlisted on the basis of the information provided in the application forms. The applicants are called up for written examinations. The scheme, syllabus, exam pattern and other details of written test are notified by the SSB through the website.
Applicants are generally required to undertake two types of physcial tests such as physical standards test and physical efficiency test. Both tests are qualifying and mandatory in nature. Candidates must comply with the specified physical standards for eligibility into different posts. The physical efficiency tests are also carried out to test the mettle and endurance of applicants to serve in the SSB.
A final medical test is often a routine selection process for different recruitment events of the SSB. Candidates must be declared FIT in the medical tests to be eligible for final appointment into different posts of the SSB.
History of the SSB
The formation of the Sashastra Seema Bal was driven by the need of a dedicated border security force who could serve as an intelligence agency in Indian borders. The SSB was formed as a specialised unit under the initial operating title of Special Service Bureau. The inception and materialisation of the force was enabled in Novermber 1962 and March 1963 respectively.
At the intial stages the SSB was deployed in Assam, Bengal, Uttarakhand (then part of UP), Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Ladakh. Subsequently, Manipur, Tripura, Jammu & Kashmir and other areas. SSB has been engaged in the activities to foster national belongingness, security and vigilance.
Organizational structure of the SSB
The highest post of the hierarchal structure of SSB is of Director General (DG). The Additional Director General (ADG) reports directly to the DG. The various Directorates of the SSB are headed by an IG to whom, the DIGs report to. The detailed organisation structure of the SSB can be checked below.
Role and responsibilities of the SSB
SSB was delegated with the responsibilities for acting as the lead intelligence agency and safe guarding the Indo-Nepal & Indo-Bhutan border in 2001 and 2004 respectively. At present, the SSB forces are deployed in border regions of Uttarakhand, UP, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The following are the most important roles of the SSB.
- Safeguarding international borders of India
- Fostering the sense of national security among local communities of border regions.
- Prevention and control of cross-border crimes including insurgency and smuggling.
- Prevent and control unauthorised entry into and exit from Indian territories.
- Enable various civic action programs
- Conduct other duties assigned by the Central Government of India.